Posted by Andy Bryan on September 25, 1999 at 09:17:44:
I have a 5/4 CC Rudy Meinl which has not been played for a number of years. I would like suggestions/recommendations for the Chicago area for someone to clean and/or overhaul the instrument so I can resume playing it. The valves had become very noisy, and probably need a fair amount of work.
On a related note, there seems to be a wide variety of mouthpieces which claim to be replicas of "vintage" Conn Helleburgs, which are similar to the one(s) used by Arnold Jacobs. Any input as to which ones are the closest, and/or would compliment this Rudy tuba would be appreciated.
Please post a response, or feel free to e-mail me directly.